Articles about Airports Authority of India

Consider spot fines on passengers not wearing masks properly: DGCA

30 Mar 2021

Consider spot fines on passengers not wearing masks properly: DGCA

Aviation regulator Director-General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday told the airports to consider imposing spot fines, with the help of police authorities, on passengers who are not wearing masks properly and maintaining social distance as per the COVID-19 guidelines.

Kerala CM flays takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by Adani Group

20 Jan 2021

Kerala CM flays takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by Adani Group

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday criticized the takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by the Adani Group, saying it is not for the development of the facility but to protect the interest of monopolies.

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.

Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport shuts operations tonight; trains canceled

25 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport shuts operations tonight; trains canceled

Ahead of Cyclone Nivar's landfall on the eastern coast of the Indian peninsula, operations at the Chennai airport have been suspended from 7 pm Wednesday till 7 am the next day.

'Shameful state': Juhi Chawla stranded for hours at airport

13 Nov 2020

'Shameful state': Juhi Chawla stranded for hours at airport

Actor Juhi Chawla was recently stranded for hours at the airport, after returning from UAE to India.

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

04 Jun 2020

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

Soon, you may see unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flying in with your food orders.

Air fares will be capped for three months

21 May 2020

Air fares will be capped for three months

Once airlines restore partial services from Monday, they will have to adhere to the pricing guidelines of the Civil Aviation Ministry, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The rates will be capped for three months.

Guidelines for domestic air travel announced: What's allowed, what's not

21 May 2020

Guidelines for domestic air travel announced: What's allowed, what's not

The Airports Authority of India, AAI, on Thursday released the standard operating procedure (SOPs) for domestic air travel, underlining that downloading the Aarogya Setu app will not be mandatory for children below 14 years.

Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

17 May 2020

Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

The globalized world was brought to a screeching halt with the onset of coronavirus pandemic.

AAI asks passengers to mandatorily download Aarogya Setu, carry hand-sanitizer

16 May 2020

AAI asks passengers to mandatorily download Aarogya Setu, carry hand-sanitizer

Air passengers will now be required to have the government's COVID-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu app on their phones, as per guidelines issued by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Friday.

Goa NSUI wants Salman banned after actor snatches fan's phone

29 Jan 2020

Goa NSUI wants Salman banned after actor snatches fan's phone

After a video of Bollywood actor Salman Khan snatching a fan's phone away went viral, the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has demanded a ban on the 54-year-old actor in Goa.

IndiGo ordered to compensate fliers who found cockroach on flight

03 Jan 2020

IndiGo ordered to compensate fliers who found cockroach on flight

An IndiGo flight from Pune to Delhi on December 31, 2018, turned horrifying for two passengers, who found a cockroach on the aircraft.

Now, travel paperless at Bengaluru Airport

24 Jul 2019

Now, travel paperless at Bengaluru Airport

In what comes as good news for fliers, passengers boarding from the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru can now travel without having to present any travel documents.

Soon, you may have to pay more for flight tickets

08 Mar 2019

Soon, you may have to pay more for flight tickets

Passengers travelling via air, both domestic and international, might have to pay more for their tickets soon, as Passenger Service Fee (PSF) is due for an increase.

PM to lay foundation-stone of Arunachal Pradesh airport on Saturday

07 Feb 2019

PM to lay foundation-stone of Arunachal Pradesh airport on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate several projects and lay foundation of many vital schemes in Arunachal Pradesh during his visit to the north-eastern state on Saturday, officials said today.

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

09 Jan 2019

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, islands in Andaman will soon be connected by seaplanes that can land on or take-off from water.

AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

08 Jan 2019

AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to use plastic waste to lay or repair roads on the city-side of airports, and the plan is expected to be put in motion soon.

TM Krishna's canceled Delhi-concert rescheduled, after AAP steps in

16 Nov 2018

TM Krishna's canceled Delhi-concert rescheduled, after AAP steps in

Carnatic singer TM Krishna whose concert on November 17 in Delhi was canceled due to attacks by right-wing trolls has been rescheduled after AAP stepped in.

TM Krishna's Delhi-concert canceled after right-wing trolls target him

15 Nov 2018

TM Krishna's Delhi-concert canceled after right-wing trolls target him

In what serves as a reminder that actions on the web have an impact on the real world, the concert of renowned Carnatic singer TM Krishna was called off in the national capital after right-wing trolls targeted him.

Odisha: Jharsuguda Airport is now 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'

01 Nov 2018

Odisha: Jharsuguda Airport is now 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'

The Cabinet today approved renaming the Jharsuguda aerodrome in Odisha as 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'.

5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India

27 Oct 2018

5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India

Many amazing domestic and International trips begin and end with air travel.

Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF

08 Oct 2018

Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF

Dues amounting to about Rs. 970cr are pending against various airports in the country in lieu of providing CISF security to them.

PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first Airport: Details here

24 Sep 2018

PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first Airport: Details here

Nine years after its foundation stone was laid, the stunning Pakyong Airport in Sikkim was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

Govt-run airports to have separate food counters with affordable snacks

08 Sep 2018

Govt-run airports to have separate food counters with affordable snacks

Tea and snacks would be available at the MRP at some counters in government-run airports in India, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) said.

Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

06 Sep 2018

Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

Bengaluru International Airport Thursday said it plans to roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from early next year as it seeks to make the boarding process paperless.

Union Minister acts on 'toilet-cum-childcare' room at Srinagar airport

03 Sep 2018

Union Minister acts on 'toilet-cum-childcare' room at Srinagar airport

Junior Civil Aviation Minister, Jayant Sinha, today directed the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to look into the allegations of a toilet being converted into a childcare room at the Srinagar airport.

Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

19 Aug 2018

Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

The Center yesterday said Kerala's Kochi Naval Base will be thrown open for commercial flight operations from the morning of August 20, bringing a huge relief to people awaiting the resumption of air service from Kochi.

UP government urges Center to rename Bareilly, Kanpur, Agra airports

15 Aug 2018

UP government urges Center to rename Bareilly, Kanpur, Agra airports

Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Center for its approval to rename the airports in Bareilly, Kanpur, and Agra, a move that comes close on the heels of rechristening the iconic Mughalsarai Railway Station after RSS thinker Deendayal Upadhyay.

You can 'march' with armed forces at Vadodara Airport

15 Aug 2018

You can 'march' with armed forces at Vadodara Airport

A first-of-its-kind art installation called 'Shaurya Sthal' in Vadodara Airport will make it possible for you to 'march' with armed forces.

26 mid-air misses reported over Indian airspace this year: Sinha

02 Aug 2018

26 mid-air misses reported over Indian airspace this year: Sinha

Twenty-six cases of mid-air miss were reported over the Indian airspace this year till June, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Lok Sabha.

Soon, travel without removing laptops from hand baggage at airports

25 Jul 2018

Soon, travel without removing laptops from hand baggage at airports

Indian authorities are mulling a new passenger-friendly technology that is increasingly being tested in some of the world's busiest airports.

Peak-hour flight fares may increase if govt. passes new proposal

17 Jul 2018

Peak-hour flight fares may increase if govt. passes new proposal

In a move akin to surge pricing policies on ride-hailing services, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is mulling over a proposal to impose additional charges on airlines for flights during peak hours.

Bombay-HC slaps Rs. 5L fine on Leela Hotels for 'forum-hunting'

16 Jul 2018

Bombay-HC slaps Rs. 5L fine on Leela Hotels for 'forum-hunting'

The Bombay HC today imposed a fine of Rs. 5L on Hotel Leela Venture Limited for "forum-hunting" by seeking that their pleas, challenging eviction proceedings, be heard by a single-judge bench.

34 Indian airports lack CCTV cameras, other basic security equipment

15 Jul 2018

34 Indian airports lack CCTV cameras, other basic security equipment

Airports across the country are lacking in basic security equipment like bomb detectors, baggage X-ray machines and walkie-talkies, the CISF has warned.

Vadodara airport to switch to solar-energy to cut electricity cost

10 Jul 2018

Vadodara airport to switch to solar-energy to cut electricity cost

The Vadodara airport will soon switch over to solar energy for its everyday operations to cut down its electricity cost.

Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India

05 Jul 2018

Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India

A transwoman won probably the biggest battle of her life after Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, directed her employer Airports Authority of India (AAI) to make the requested changes in her name and gender in the service record.

This software by Honeywell will make flying safer in India

07 Jun 2018

This software by Honeywell will make flying safer in India

New Jersey-based conglomerate Honeywell International, at the behest of the Indian government, is developing a software solution that would decode over 100 Indian accents.

Vadodara airport seeks nod from AAI to operate facility round-the-clock

04 Jun 2018

Vadodara airport seeks nod from AAI to operate facility round-the-clock

The Vadodara airport authorities have sought permission from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for operating the facility round-the-clock at the city's airport situated in Harni.

Indian airports witness 21.7% growth in passenger-traffic in April YOY

03 Jun 2018

Indian airports witness 21.7% growth in passenger-traffic in April YOY

The passenger traffic in Indian airports in April registered a substantial growth of 21.7% over the corresponding month last year, according to the latest figures released by the Airport Authority of India (AAI).

Center to finalize 'vision 2035' document, address aviation sector issues

29 May 2018

Center to finalize 'vision 2035' document, address aviation sector issues

The Center is concluding a strategic vision document for the fast-growing aviation sector in the country to address issues such as infrastructure constraints at airports, boosting air connectivity to smaller towns, and developing the local human resource.